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Android 2.2 (Froyo) Vs iOS4: Froyo is the winner?

Posted on 10 July 2010 by author

Both Apple and Google have new mobile operating system releases and it looks like Google has declared an all-out war against Apple and the iOS with the launch of Android 2.2 (Froyo). For the past years, Google has been striving very hard to catch up with the iOS and finally it seems that the long wait is over with its release of Android 2.2 OS with the codename Froyo this year.

Let us take a closer look on the iOS 4 and Android 2.2 operating system:

iOS4:

The newest version of Apple OS, which is iOS4, was introduced in time with the release of Apple’s iPhone 4. It comes with new features such as universal inbox, multitasking and folders. It has more than 200,000 applications in the Apple App store. Some mobile users have been enjoying this OS for a while now.

Android 2.2 (Froyo):

The Android 2.2 codenamed “Froyo” was formally announced at the Google I/O conference held last month and claims to be the world’s fastest mobile browser. It comes complete with a speedy interface, cloud syncing, Adobe Flash 10.1 accompanied by improved features and better performance. These enhancements made on its OS definitely makes Android 2.2 a tough competitor.

iOS4 vs. Android 2.2 (Froyo)

JavaScript performance

A test was conducted on the Nexus One to measure the capacity of Android 2.2’s JavaScript performance and compared with the results of a test conducted on Apple’s mobile Safari browser. Based on the results, the Android device turns out to have a notably faster JavaScript execution than that of the iPhone.

E-mail

The iOS4 have a unified e-mail inbox for a more organize and effective messaging while the Android 2.2 does not have this feature.

Applications

When it comes to third party applications, the iOS4 has more than 200,000 applications in the App store as compared with Android 50,000 + applications in the Android market.

Flash support

Apple is not supporting Adobe Flash while Android 2.2 supports Flash and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta.

Hotspot capacity

With iOS4, tethering is enabled for Internet connection to be shared by other devices at an extra cost while Android 2.2 devices have the capacity to act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot

Availability

The iOS4 come as a free platform update to existing iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch mobile devices and this is the iPhone4’s official platform when it was launched. The Android 2.2 has been rolled out to Nexus One and expected to be available to other mobile devices in the future.

Overall, it seems that Android 2.2 is better than iOS4. But both OS have their own advantages and disadvantages over the other. This makes both the iOS4 and Android 2.2 to get into a very tough and intense competition. Now that both operating systems are out in the market, their fate lies on the decision of their loyal consumers. Which OS is the best? Is it iOS4 or Android 2.2? Let us know in the comments.

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2 Comments

  1. Mike (Reply) Posted on July 12th, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I believe Android is the better one. I haven’t got to try 2.2 yet, Sprint has only released 2.1 for my phone, so I don’t know. I love Android, and I have messed with an Iphone, and wouldn’t have anything to do with one.

     
  2. Bojangles (Reply) Posted on July 29th, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I’m running Android 1.6 and I have a unified email client that sounds like it does the exact same thing as the unified inbox. Also I like that it took Apple til ios 4 to include folders. Android had that on the G1.

     

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